The primary objective of Energy and Environmental Policy Modeling is to introduce a variety of recent energy-environmental modeling
concepts, and to provide an overview of these modeling concepts.
Another major objective of the book is the application of management
science techniques to energy and environment policy issues which have
expanded dramatically over the last twenty-five years: the results from
these applications have become increasingly relied upon by those making
energy and environmental decisions. Thus, an overview of some of the
most interesting work in this field on some of the biggest contemporary
policy issues is a worthy objective. In this respect, policy issues are
discussed in the following conceptual modeling frameworks: end-use
modeling, integrating supply and demand, aggregate energy-economy
interactions, and multi-sector energy-economy interactions.
the book begins with policy studies. First there is a chapter on oil
resource depletion and technological change by John Rowse. Two articles
on electric sector restructuring follow, by William Hogan and Hung-po
Chao/Stephen Peck. The first section is followed by four chapters
motivated by the debate over appropriate climate change policies: one
by Richard Richels, Jae Edmonds, Howard Gruenspecht, and Tom Wigley on
the implications of different carbon emission trajectories; one by
Stephen Peck and Thomas Telsberg on appropriate emissions trajectories
under uncertainty; one by Susan Swinehart on the potential of tree
planting as a climate policy response; and one by Gunter Stephan on
inter-generational discounting. Finally, the book ends with a chapter
by Tom Rutherford on the sequence of linear complimentarity problem
technique for solving general equilibrium problems, and one on the
International Energy Network by Leo Schrattenholzer, an institution
managed jointly by Schrattenholzer and Alan Manne. The work of
Professor Alan Manne is heavily referenced in every chapter of this
Table of Contents
- Introduction and Overview.
- Technological Advances in Recovery Methods and Efficient Allocation of a Non-Renewable Resource.
- A Concurrent Auction Model for Transmission Congestion Contracts.
- Spot Markets in Electric Power Network: Theory.
- The Berlin Mandate: The Design of Cost-Effective Mitigation Strategies.
- Some Implications of Improved CO2 Emissions Control Technology in the Context of Global Climate Change.
- Determining an Optimal Afforestation Policy: A Cost-Benefit Analysis.
- Economic Incentives, Intergenerational Altruism and Sustainability.
- Sequential Joint Maximization.
- A Brief History of the International Energy Workshop.